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Old 09-21-2005, 04:29 AM   #1
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how does Makefile uses and for the build process?
is there some other syandard .mk files also or is it user defined?

could anyone answer my doubts pls?

Old 09-21-2005, 04:39 AM   #2
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It doesn't unless you write your Makefile to use them. In the Makefile you are looking at, it probably includes or with include directives in the Makefile:
Or there might be some Makefile-generating script somewhere that uses those. But in general, all make needs to run is Makefile, nothing more, unless your Makefile is referencing other files like, or, or okeedokee.txt, or whatever.

IIRC, traditionally, when people set up Makefiles and used files named and, they put all the platform-independent stuff in, and all the platform-specific stuff in And then their Makefiles just included those, and each Makefile contained the things specific to each thing that was being built (like source filenames and such).

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